Reviews: Anonymous

Location: Switzerland, Gender: Male, Age: 53

Dar Lalla Kenza

Fez, Morocco
80%

What I liked about the hostel was that it was located centrally, in a beautiful old house. I was taken back a bit by the dormitory, which was a ultra-crowded room on the roof of the house, much colder than the rest of the house this time of the year.

  • 24th Dec 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Switzerland
  • Male, 41+
  • (52 reviews)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi Beat, Thank you for your review and your appreciation of our home, which was Bens childhood home. The dormitory is quite standard for a hostel in terms of space and amount of people per room and is also about half the price of the private rooms, though it contains its own bathroom and shower. I've also installed a heater in the room recently so that guests staying in that room are comfortable with the temperature. Cheers! Dominique

Riad Massin

Marrakech, Morocco
89%

A lovely old riad, formerly a luxury hotel.

  • 7th Dec 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Switzerland
  • Male, 41+
  • (52 reviews)


Sleep Easy Hostel

Verona, Italy
69%

The place was quite a pleasant surprise, but the shower was pretty filthy and there was no sink and no microwave in the common area. I liked that they had no bunk beds.

  • 27th Aug 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Switzerland
  • Male, 41+
  • (52 reviews)

Owner Comment (Hide)
yes is correct , no sink and no microwave in the common area, because in the description is write NO KITCHEN

PLUS Camping Jolly

Venice, Italy
66%

I appreciated that they did give me another room after my complaint, that I could not climb to the upper bunk. The location was far from Venice and difficult to get to; the shuttle bus was permanently fully booked and the public bus stop about one kilometer away. The cottages are practical and comfortable, but the adjacent freeway is very noisy. I would have appreciated a guest kitchen with a kettle and some hot plates.

  • 25th Aug 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Switzerland
  • Male, 41+
  • (52 reviews)


Hosteller

Bled, Slovenia
83%

A homely place on the outskirts of Bled. The owner gave me a lot of useful information about what to do. There is a supermarket nearby.

  • 23rd Aug 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Switzerland
  • Male, 41+
  • (52 reviews)


Aladin hostel

Ljubljana, Slovenia
80%

Although the rooms are pretty crowded, the place has everything a traveller needs: A bed, a kitchen and Wifi. It is really far from the city centre, but then, there is ample parking, while most hostels in the centre are in a pedestrian zone. All in all, quite a pleasant stay.

  • 21st Aug 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Switzerland
  • Male, 41+
  • (52 reviews)


Art Rijeka

Rijeka, Croatia
89%

The staff was very friendly, the place well-located not too far from city centre, but in a quiet area. All in all a very good choice.

  • 20th Aug 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Switzerland
  • Male, 41+
  • (52 reviews)


Hostel Krk

Krk, Croatia
46%

This was unexpectedly a dump, and this without any need! The building is solid, the rooms spacious. But the filth! The carpets in the dorms have an indefinite colour, because they have not been cleaned for years (and the glue has come loose so they lie in folds). The bathrooms and showers are pathetically filthy. There is no kitchen, no common room and thus no atmosphere. Breakfast is served grudgingly and half an hour later than promised. The doors don't close properly anymore. No lockers.

  • 19th Aug 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Switzerland
  • Male, 41+
  • (52 reviews)


Art Hostel Zadar

Zadar, Croatia
83%

The place is far from the city centre, in an industrial zone, but the hostel is genuine and the atmosphere great. The rooms are spacious. Parking no trouble.

  • 18th Aug 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Switzerland
  • Male, 41+
  • (52 reviews)


Apartman Neli

Zadar, Croatia
20%

They cancelled at very short notice for no reason.

  • 18th Aug 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Switzerland
  • Male, 41+
  • (52 reviews)


Grand hostel LerO

Split, Croatia
97%

This hostel is a pleasant surprise. Located in a house which is only a couple of minutes footwalk from the centre of Split, the hostel offers an excellent atmosphere, pleasant rooms and lockers for your valuables.

  • 17th Aug 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Switzerland
  • Male, 41+
  • (52 reviews)


Accommodation Plitvice

Plitvice Lakes, Croatia
80%

This was a thoroughly enjoyable place not too far from the gates of Plitvice Lakes. The owners were very friendly and I appreciated very much, that they only charged me for two nights in a single room, although they could have charged more. Korenica was a good location, because there are supermarkets and restaurants there.

  • 15th Aug 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Switzerland
  • Male, 41+
  • (52 reviews)


City Smile Hostel

Banja Luka, Bosnia And Herzegovina
91%

A pleasant surprise, this hostel makes you feel at home, is well located (and easy to find) and you will never feel lonely there, as there is always a crowd sitting outside at the tables.

  • 12th Aug 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Switzerland
  • Male, 41+
  • (52 reviews)


City Smile Hostel

Banja Luka, Bosnia And Herzegovina
80%

A quaint little place, friendly and welcoming. There is ample parking, Kitchen and a common room. Supermarkets are nearby, the location is close to the city center.

  • 10th Aug 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Switzerland
  • Male, 41+
  • (52 reviews)


Hostelche

Belgrade, Serbia
100%

This was the perfect boutique hostel in Belgrade! Not to forget the free laundry for three nights stay. What more could I ask for?

  • 6th Aug 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Switzerland
  • Male, 41+
  • (52 reviews)


Hostel & Guest House SA

Sarajevo, Bosnia And Herzegovina
100%

This was one of the best hostels I have stayed so far. Everything was so enjoyable, the hostel is neat, well kept, has a common room where everyone meets and offers a lot of support. And it was spotless clean.

  • 4th Aug 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Switzerland
  • Male, 41+
  • (52 reviews)


Hostel DACA

Mostar, Bosnia And Herzegovina
83%

Not so easy to find, but very close to the old bridge and yet there is ample parking. No double bunks. Aircondition.

  • 2nd Aug 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Switzerland
  • Male, 41+
  • (52 reviews)


Montenegro Hostel 4U

Kotor, Montenegro
63%

This place was totally overcrowded, with two persons sleeping in many of the beds, plus people sleeping in the lounge plus people sleeping outside. The courtyard, in contrast to what the hostel staff told me, seems to belong to the neighbours who angrily remove everything belonging to hostel guests. With the hostel so crowded, one has to get up really early to make it into the showers...

  • 29th Jul 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Switzerland
  • Male, 41+
  • (52 reviews)


Hostel Han

Pristina, Kosovo
86%

Situated right in the heart of Prishtina, the hostel is well-run and comfortable. A real meeting-place for travellers.

  • 26th Jul 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Switzerland
  • Male, 41+
  • (52 reviews)


Shanti-Hostel

Skopje, Macedonia
86%

A friendly and welcoming place just outside the city center.

  • 23rd Jul 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Switzerland
  • Male, 41+
  • (52 reviews)


Nightingale Hostel

Sofia, Bulgaria
66%

The place was really packed, making it difficult to find place for your luggage. My pre-booked 6-bed-dorm turned out to be an 8-bed-dorm. There is no proper lounge, as this is a spare dorm with beds in it. I was not prepared to pay 3 Leva extra for breakfast. All in all, I could have done a lot better.

  • 20th Jul 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Switzerland
  • Male, 41+
  • (52 reviews)


Hikers Hostel Plovdiv

Plovdiv, Bulgaria
83%

This is a typical meeting place. Lots of interesting people, the owner keeps putting food on the table, there is a huge breakfast in the mornings. The place is situated right inside the old town.

  • 18th Jul 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Switzerland
  • Male, 41+
  • (52 reviews)


Thessaloniki Studios Arabas

Thessaloniki, Greece
80%

Certainly a meeting point of the budget travellers in Thessaloniki. I appreciated that they prepared food every night, which one could partake at a reasonable price. The rooms were spacious and there were no double bunks, but individual beds. Every room had its own en-suite bath and shower.

  • 13th Jul 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Switzerland
  • Male, 41+
  • (52 reviews)


Niriis Hotel

Chania, Greece
89%

The hotel is a bit out of town, no problem if you have your own transport. There is a open, friendly atmosphere and George will do everything to make your stay pleasant.

  • 5th Jul 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Switzerland
  • Male, 41+
  • (52 reviews)


Manos Studios Hotel

Heraklion, Greece
80%

You are basically sharing a holiday flat. There is a little kitchen and a fridge. The owner is very helpful. The place is not in Iraklio, though, but a few kilometers out of town. At night it is quiet.

  • 4th Jul 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Switzerland
  • Male, 41+
  • (52 reviews)


SR Backpackers

Saranda, Albania
94%

Tommy really wanted you to have a good time; there even was a braai in the evening and we let go a hot air baloon. I was allowed to park my scooter in the garage. What more could I ask for?

  • 20th Jun 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Switzerland
  • Male, 41+
  • (52 reviews)


Taormina's Odyssey

Taormina, Italy
80%

A family-run business on the outskirts of the historic city centre, well-located and with a terrace to sit on in the evenings.

  • 11th Jun 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Switzerland
  • Male, 41+
  • (52 reviews)


LoLHostel Siracusa

Syracuse, Italy
100%

This boutique hostel is probably better than many a three-star hotel. It was fun, it was safe and it was comfortable.

  • 9th Jun 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Switzerland
  • Male, 41+
  • (52 reviews)


Your Hostel

Palermo, Italy
91%

A nice place right in the heart of Palermo, even with parking facilities. A splendid roof terrace to top it off.

  • 5th Jun 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Switzerland
  • Male, 41+
  • (52 reviews)


Ostello Re Alarico

Cosenza, Italy
89%

A very nice place, the only drawback is that it is only reached via a long flight of stairs so if you arrive by vehicle, you cannot park it anywhere near it. The lounge is a sombre place fitted with massive furniture like a castle's. The rooms are spacious, but the cupboards are unfortunately locked, so you cannot pack your stuff away. The breakfast is a huge choice of delicious food, all of which I could not taste because it contained sugar.

  • 1st Jun 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Switzerland
  • Male, 41+
  • (52 reviews)


Fabric Hostel & Club

Naples, Italy
77%

A prim-and-proper place, but a bit sterile and the rooms are very crowded. The lockers in the rooms are a plus, if they happen to open with the key provided.

  • 29th May 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Switzerland
  • Male, 41+
  • (52 reviews)


Sunshine Hostel

Rome, Italy
91%

This choice, which I made by chance, turned out to be an excellent one. The hostel is friendly, within walking distance of the centre and has character. I can only recommend it. By the way, there is ample space to park a motorbike right in front of the hostel. A home away from home in Rome.

  • 26th May 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Switzerland
  • Male, 41+
  • (52 reviews)


Soggiorno Pitti

Florence, Italy
89%

Staying right in front of the Palazzo Pitti was great. the room was fine and the ultra-narrow Elevator was an experience. I am glad I stayed there.

  • 22nd May 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Switzerland
  • Male, 41+
  • (52 reviews)


83%

This hostel was excellently managed (which is very unusual for a YHA affiliate) and offered spacious rooms with lockers, breakfast and a sitting area outside. Only the Internet was not working.

  • 20th May 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Switzerland
  • Male, 41+
  • (52 reviews)


Emile Hostel

Gibraltar, Gibraltar
60%

What do you want; it is the only hostel in Gibraltar and for that it is fine. If there are some backdraws in some aspects, one gladly puts up with that, because the alternative is spending big bucks.

  • 19th Aug 2012
  • Globetrotter
  • Switzerland
  • Male, 41+
  • (52 reviews)


HI - Almograve Youth Hostel

Vila Nova de Milfontes, Portugal
74%

Ein riesiges Gebäude, ziemlich neu, mit ersten Zeichen des Verfalls.

  • 12th Aug 2012
  • Globetrotter
  • Switzerland
  • Male, 41+
  • (52 reviews)


Aloha Hostel Pamplona

Pamplona, Spain
97%

If there was a five-star hostel, this is one of them. Everything new, everything well made, no plastic taps or shaky beds, very helpful staff and a location right outside the casco antigua. Not to forget: Ample space to park a motorbike.

  • 25th Jul 2012
  • Globetrotter
  • Switzerland
  • Male, 41+
  • (52 reviews)


The Brimar Guest House

Southampton, England
77%

This is a prim-and-proper guesthouse, spotlessly clean, and with full English breakfast included. If you add up all this, it seems to be worth the money, although it is a bit more expensive than a hostel.

  • 24th Jul 2011
  • Globetrotter
  • Switzerland
  • Male, 41+
  • (52 reviews)


YHA Penzance

Cornwall, England
77%

It is quite interesting to stay in a castle with prim and proper rooms. The hostel appears a bit sterile, though, and there is no free wifi. It is quite a distance from town centre and finding your way back can be a bit tricky. I liked the lockers in the rooms.

  • 21st Jul 2011
  • Globetrotter
  • Switzerland
  • Male, 41+
  • (52 reviews)


Globe Backpackers Exeter

Exeter, England
47%

The place is actually quite allright, where the size of rooms and the beds are concerned. I found it rather on the expensive side and it is located on a busy intersection which is difficult to cross as a pedestrian. Parking is a major problem - there is only the municipal parking lot on the other side of the intersection. They expect us not use notebook computers in the dining room and in the lounge - but where else then? On the loo?

  • 20th Jul 2011
  • Globetrotter
  • Switzerland
  • Male, 41+
  • (52 reviews)

Owner Comment (Hide)
You can use your computer in the whole area designated for that use!!!

Stonehenge Youth Hostel

Salisbury, England
90%

You cannot believe this is a YHA associated hostel, because everything is so un-YHA-wise: It is friendly, modern, spacious, there is free wifi and free breakfast, plus you have free access to Charlie's Farm. There are picnic areas outside and...and... if you have transport, make this hostel a base!

  • 19th Jul 2011
  • Globetrotter
  • Switzerland
  • Male, 41+
  • (52 reviews)


YHA Bath

Bath, England
87%

This was a total surprise, not the dull and expensive place the YHAs usually are. Spacious rooms, lockers and all this located in a magnificent mansion on Bath's celebrities hill.

  • 18th Jul 2011
  • Globetrotter
  • Switzerland
  • Male, 41+
  • (52 reviews)


007 Bristol Hostel

Bristol, England
53%

The place was done in the style of the japanese capsule-hotels, which is actually quite a good idea. Because there was absolutely no space to put the luggage in, this ended up in the aisle just jammed with luggage, everyone stumbling over everyone's luggage. The place is pretty far from the city centre. I strongly recommend that lockers are installed.

  • 17th Jul 2011
  • Globetrotter
  • Switzerland
  • Male, 41+
  • (52 reviews)


Nomad

Cardiff, Wales
63%

The place seems to be mainly catering for stag- and hen night parties. So if you are not part of such, you might feel a bit odd. The rooms are a bit cramped and the plumbing urgently needs attention. Apart from that, it is well situated and the offers good value for money. Staff are friendly and helpful and there is a lovely sitting area in the courtyard.

  • 16th Jul 2011
  • Globetrotter
  • Switzerland
  • Male, 41+
  • (52 reviews)


97%

This is the place to be in Kilkenny; not to forget that there is ample parking and a safe backyard for bicycles and scooters. And free internet and breakfast. What more can you ask for.

  • 11th Jul 2011
  • Globetrotter
  • Switzerland
  • Male, 41+
  • (52 reviews)


Sheilas Cork Hostel

Cork, Ireland
80%

The staff was very helpful storing my luggage and finding a motorbike repair shop for me. This is much appreciated. The hostel is well-situated near the center of town and still it has ample parking. The rooms are a bit packed, but there is sufficient space to store your luggage.

  • 10th Jul 2011
  • Globetrotter
  • Switzerland
  • Male, 41+
  • (52 reviews)


Snoozles Hostel Galway

Galway, Ireland
83%

No customer comment

  • 9th Jul 2011
  • Globetrotter
  • Switzerland
  • Male, 41+
  • (52 reviews)


ArrowRock Lodge

Sligo, Ireland
73%

The Arrowrock hostel is an excellent base for nature-lovers and fishermen. It is, however, not so easy to find. I was given a single room for the price of a dorm bed, which was indeed very generous.

  • 8th Jul 2011
  • Globetrotter
  • Switzerland
  • Male, 41+
  • (52 reviews)


Everton Hostel

Liverpool, England
70%

The hostel was a real bargain for the price: Internet, lockers, stable beds, breakfast - it was all there. What more do you need? I really liked it.

  • 26th Jun 2011
  • Globetrotter
  • Switzerland
  • Male, 41+
  • (52 reviews)


Albatross

Newcastle upon Tyne, England
100%

The place is everything a hostel should be: Spacious, modern, clean, with all the facilities needed. The only drawback are the guests, who sometimes return stark drunk at night and wake everyone else.